RATINGS: 2697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest is a malt lover’s dream, masterfully blending together four roasts of barley to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The beer is kept from being overly sweet by the elegant bitterness imparted by the German Noble hops. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest provides a wonderful transition from the lighter beers of summer to the winter’s heartier brews.
Beer vintage abv varies from 5.0% to 5.5%

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arn8897 (389) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Max and Erma’s. Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Aromas of caramel and malt. Tastes the same with some nutty notes and bread flavors. Not bad. Light mouth feel.

plaugher (475) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
12oz obttle. Clear amber pour. Not a whole lot nose-wise, a bit of caramel, a bit of burnt toffee; Pleasant malty backbone, with muted sweetness, but something a little astringent at the end. Good for an autumn’s evening.

maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On draft this pours dark copper and smells like over-cooked toffee. The palate is round and unstructured. I couldn’t finish a pint. Overall, this Octoberfest has put me off of Marzens until next year.

UnicornBrewing (10) - - SEP 22, 2016
Malt slaps face like a candied whip, sounds like pumpkins breaking, the vines crackling under the wheels of a fat tired bicycle. Bronze like shit that’s really old but well taken care of because people keep coming back to what works. Tour guide on the label. Sweetness gets my teeth nervous, but maybe that’s just my pH. Putting it in a sauce of cabbage, roast chicken, ginger and garlic, with some sort of fancy white american cheese, and a piece of roll bread, a chicken and cabbage cheese steak. Heavy, for the fest goer who only wants to have one and not necessarily need to shit but still feel like shitting if it becomes an accommodating option. This one sort of battles it out, long and hard, with blunt instruments and high pitched shrieks, resulting in a drunk like a Ren Fest professional, mostly balanced but teetering under so much fermentation a rugby player might puke. I hope the dog that licks up that puke appreciates this fine brew, which even in that state surely tastes pretty good. https://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/o

OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 Very good and easy drinking. Great malt sweetness and finishes clean. Caramel and sweet malts. Will most certainly buy again. A nice break from the IPA hop and bitterness. This is well crafted, delicious beer that goes down smoothly.

Wischylini (302) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear deep copper with a decent white head
Aroma Malt, butterscotch, roasted coconut, earthy, diacetyl
Taste Very sweet, low bitterness
Palate Lively carbonation, medium body

donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - SEP 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass Appearance: dark amber reddish, small tan foam, lacing Aroma:not a lot, hint of grains Taste: low bitterness, some tartness Mouth feel: lively carbonation, some tartness Overall: very good marzen, ok to repeat but not look for Drank: 9/16/2016 1:15 PM

Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Dark amber/copper color with a powerful thick cloud of activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head that last around 15 minutes, with some very good leggings. Flavors of ginger bread, caramel, pumpkins, sweet roasted grains, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, apple, noble spices. Pleasant sweetness coupled with good sharpness. Slick smooth full body with prickly carbonation. A little oily and syrupy. Light finish that lingers a little, ending with a faint grassy and roasted malty feel with soft fruity sharpness. Overall excellent quality craft. Delicious and super fresh. Balanced flavors with a nice intensity. Filling yet tender, pleasing and easy to drink.

johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from work...pour is amber with thick head...tons of malt barley toffee and caramel flavors...a tad sweet but way drinkable.

tfontana (955) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Signal Variety. Appearance is clear amber with trace sparkle, quickly fading negligible bubbly head with no lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malts, toast, light nuttiness and fruit. Taste is bread, light caramel. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation and dry, biscuity finish. Overall, beautiful color and aroma has some complexity but the rest of the beer doesn’t live up to it. Middle of the road.

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